Serious Accidents To Pedestrians And Bicyclists
When an automobile collides with a pedestrian or bicyclist, the injuries and damages that result are usually quite severe. Bicyclists and pedestrians lack the seatbelts and other safety features of automobiles, which makes them much more vulnerable to serious, lifelong injuries. If you or someone you love has been in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, you need the help of an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to win your case and help you get the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.
I will use my previous experience practicing defense law for hospitals and insurance companies against injury and negligence cases, to provide you knowledgeable legal service that will benefit you. In my time as a lawyer, I have amassed a solid track record of successful cases. You deserve the personalized service that Haden Law Office can provide.
Your Rights As A Pedestrian Or Bicyclist
In a world where might-makes-right, a motor vehicle will always win against a person walking or riding a bike down the street. But we don’t live in a might-makes-right world. In reality, bicyclists and pedestrians have rights, and there are situations in which vehicle operators need to yield to them on the road.
In general, bicyclists and pedestrians have the right of way, but this is not true in every situation. If you are jaywalking, crossing where there is no crosswalk, moving against traffic or doing anything else to put yourself in unnecessary danger, the driver does not have to yield to you. However, vehicle operators are required to always exercise due care to avoid colliding with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Further, even if you were driving or walking unsafely at the time of the accident, if it can be established that the driver could have avoided the collision, there is a chance to pin liability on that driver, and you could have a good case.
Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Lawyer
Talk to me. You don’t need to know the intricacies of motor vehicle accident litigation. That is my job. I would be happy to sit down with you, look at the facts of your case and help you determine whether you have a viable claim. I offer free consultations, and I take most injury claims on contingency. Call me at 502-225-1316 or email me.